Movie course – analysis

THE ASSIGNMENT:

Find a modern film (anything from 2000 to present) that mimics the hallmarks of those made from roughly 1967 – 1975, during what is known as the New Hollywood Era.

Demonstrate your knowledge of the influence of the quintessential New Hollywood filmmakers (approximately 1967 1975) by comparing the hallmark styles and techniques of those pictures (use “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” or “The Graduate”) with a relatively modern (anything from 2000 to present) film.

Some of the things to look for would be:

Theme of rebellion
A hero fighting the system and losing
Story lines emphasizing the loss of innocence
Anti-Heroes that the audience is rooting for
The Establishment as the enemy
Downer endings
Popular music soundtracks
Often stylish, fast-cutting, consciously showy filmmaking
REMEMBER, you must compare your modern film of choice with EITHER “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” or “The Graduate.”

Your analysis should be at least 2 pages, double-spaced.

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